MN teen competes for $1M in World of Dance finale

EXCLUSIVE: 'World of Dance' Finalist Eva Igo Reflects on Her Journey: 'I Just Believe in Myself a

It was definitely a hard decision for judges Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo and Derek Hough to select a victor because of the finalist's diverse dancing styles.

Swing Latino, a salsa act from Cali, Colombia, finished "The World Final" round in third place.

Eva took the stage first in the second round, and it was a huge comeback because her choreography was lacking in her first dance.

That meant the title would come down to Eva Igo or Les Twins.

Igo wrapped up her two dances on the night first, asked to perform "In the Air Tonight" and then choosing to finish with Sia's "Alive".


Here's a fun fact: Les Twins are well known for performing alongside Beyonce for several years!

She was recruited by the "World of Dance" producers to audition for the show after they saw videos of her dancing on her Instagram account. Les Twins dominated the first round, scoring a 93, while Swing and Igo scored a 91.7 and 91, respectively. Judge Ne-Yo said he purposely picked something out of Igo's wheelhouse in order to release the beast raging within the 14-year-old Minnesota native - a gamble that garnered her 90 points, the lowest score in the round. That makes them royalty already, quite honestly.

Host Jenna Dewan Tatum spoke to the duo following their win.

"You are exceptional. And you are a star", judge Derek Hough said. The only caveat for NBC may be that as AGT has commonly adjusted up in the final numbers, World of Dance has ticked down a tenth - still that would likely find the show matching its second-best result and that's before we get to the strong delayed viewing numbers WoD has been bringing in.

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